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A firefighter outside the Congress building in Guatemala City douses a vehicle set on fire by a group of veterans demanding compensation for their service in the country's civil war. Moises Castillo/AP hide caption

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Children stand in the courtyard of the Maison La Providence de Dieu orphanage it Ganthier, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, where a gang abducted 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang, notorious for brazen kidnappings and killings took the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, after a trip to visit the orphanage. Odelyn Joseph/AP hide caption

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Venezuelan President of the National Assembly Jorge Rodriguez, center, speaks to the press as an image of Colombian businessman and Venezuelan special envoy Alex Saab is in the back in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Oct 16, 2021. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

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Thousands of pro-choice activists, including feminist groups from the U.S. and Chile, demonstrate in favor of decriminalizing abortion, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Feb. 19, 2020. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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A pedestrian takes a photo of graffiti that reads in Spanish "Christopher Columbus assassin, we've already knocked him down," on a temporary metal barrier set up to protect the perimeter of the Christopher Columbus statue which was removed by authorities the previous weekend on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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Omar Vivó, a 45-year-old Cuban migrant, in Necoclí, Colombia in September, on his more than 3,000-mile journey to the U.S. Next Vivó made his way to the Darién Gap to trek on foot through the jungle to the Panama border. Carlos Villalón for NPR hide caption

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He left Cuba for the U.S., and wound up trekking through 60 miles of dangerous jungle

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The Pandora Papers cite a number of leaders from lower-income countries or nations with great levels of inequality, among them Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (from left), Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images, Bloomberg, Ludovic Marin/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden addresses the United Nations General Assembly, where he made a case for investing in developing nations. Eduardo Munoz-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Women hug while waiting for some information about their relatives who are inmates at Litoral Penitentiary, after a prison riot, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Wednesday. The authorities report at least 100 dead and 52 injured in the riot which began Tuesday at the prison. Angel DeJesus/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators burn a makeshift camp of Venezuelan migrants during a protest march against illegal migration in Iquique, Chile on September 25, 2021. Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Haitian migrants in Necoclí, Colombia, walk toward boats that will take them to the town of Acandí, across the Gulf of Urabá. The boats can't keep up with the number of Haitians looking to travel from Colombia through the jungle to Panama to eventually reach the U.S. Carlos Villalón for NPR hide caption

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Thousands of Haitians prepare to trek through Panama's jungle and on to the U.S.

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Salman Khan Rashid, 24, right, and his mother, Sana Rashid, at home. Salman lost his job as a golf coach at a Mumbai sports club during the pandemic. The household, which includes Salman's three sisters, is now surviving on savings. But when he's able, he'll give a little money or food to others facing food insecurity. Viraj Nayar for NPR hide caption

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Memorial to poet José Martí in Old Havana Keren Su/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Free Expression Is On The Decline, In Cuba And Elsewhere

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Hurricane Sam has not triggered any storm warnings or watches, but forecasters are keeping a close eye on the storm, with it predicted to reach major hurricane status on Saturday. NOAA/Esri/HERE/Garmin/Earthstar Geographics hide caption

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Haitian migrants cross the Rio Grande on Wednesday to get food and water in Mexico, as seen from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. The U.S. is allowing some migrants to enter the country and sending others back to Haiti. Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Haitian Migrants Are Getting To The U.S., And Where They May Go Next

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Different types of potatoes seed are seen displayed in "Parque de la Papa" or Potato Park, in Pisac, Peru. One hundred and fifty type of tubers from the Sacred Valley highlands are native to Peru. Martin Mejia/AP hide caption

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